Utah's Incredible Backcountry Trails
by David Day (Rincon Publishing)
© David Day/Rincon Publishing. All Rights Reserved.
This eTrail covers the loop down Slickhorn #1 and up Slickhorn #6 called Trail Canyon. The author details the route very clearly and provides the location of the "Perfect Kiva" of Slickhorn. The setting is stunning. This kiva is the best I have ever seen in all of Cedar Mesa including the kiva in Bullet Canyon. Please don’t go in it and stay off the roof. You will need to be a good hiker and have scrambling skills to bypass the big pouroff in upper Slickhorn, but the descent isn’t terribly difficult. There are incredible accessible ruins in Slickhorn 6 about one mile from the confluence (I counted over 20 different rooms in this series of ledge ruins). We didn’t exit 6 so I can’t describe that section. Be sure to possess a detailed 7.5 minute USGS topo map of the route (I printed the entire route from Trails.com, taped it together, and transferred notes from several guidebooks to the map).
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